New animation video highlights tourist involvement Arctic beach cleanups

February 17th, 2021

A new animation video will motivate travelers to help clean Arctic beaches and reduce their plastic footprint.

Columbia Cruise Services new Associate Member of AECO

February 11th, 2021

AECO is pleased to welcome Columbia Cruise Services as an Associate Member to the organization. Columbia Cruise Services is a company operating from Hamburg that manages cruise vessels, and are the technical and crewing manager for Hapag-Lloyd vessels (MV EUROPA, MV EUROPA 2, MV HANSEATIC Nature, MV HANSEATIC Inspiration and MV HANSEATIC Spirit (as of […]

Community engagement key to a responsible return to Arctic expedition cruising

February 5th, 2021

Once Arctic coastal communities are ready to welcome tourists again, expedition cruise operators can engage with local communities to plan safe and considerate visits. The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) is working to identify best practices for responsible community engagement in the COVID-19 era.